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Forest Park Public Library 7555 Jackson Blvd. • Forest Park, 111 FOREST PARK REVIEW Delivered E»qh Thura. Morning By Your Pbstman $3.00 Per Year in Advance Second Class Postage Paid at Forest Park, Illinois . . . <y/ie ettit/t S/te LARRY KAERCHER, EDITOR na/ UTouc/i . 7451 MADISON STREET, FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS 60130 366-0600 - 366-0601 At All News Stands VOL. LXXX No. 52 FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, December 30, 1970 Mayor W/ff Candidate For Re-Election Mayor Earl R. Witt filed his petition for re-election to the office of Mayor of Forest Park. In filing he said: "I point with pride to my accomplishments during the last four years". This includes taking over the late Comm. Robert -Dowd's Department for the last two years. Among the many things accomplished during my administration are: Guided 1-1/4 million dollar water program to completion. Paved Lathrop Ave. including new lights Harrison to Roosevelt. Paved Hannah Ave. including new lights from Madison to Jackson. Annexed 65 acres industrial property when fully built up will bring approximately $250,000 taxes of which our village will realize about $45,000. Purchased new fire truck. Purchased new ambulance. Increased Police Department-by three men. Increased Fire Department by three men. • Purchased property at 7633 Wilcox for parking lot. Purchased new squad cars every year including four Dodges delivered during December of this year. Instituted Psychiatric and Lie Detector tests for new police and fire candidates. Salary increased to police and firemen of approximately $3000 a year over the last four years. General increase to all other employees every year over last four years. Over 7300 lineal feet of curb and gutter work. Instituted plan with cooperation of Congressman Collier asking the U.S. Government for a land grant of approximately 15 acres in the Naval Ordnance Plant at Roosevelt and DesPlaines. Mayor Witt is presently serving his 2nd term as President of the Proviso Township Municipal League. This is comprised of the elected and appointed officials of 13 towns and villages in Proviso Township. Past President of Kiwanis Club of Forest Park. Lifetime member St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church. Mayor Witt says "I pledge a clean, dignified campaign in seeking my re-election to the office of Mayor and ask your continued loyal support. Graduates from Naval Air Reserve Unit Navy Airman Apprentice Michael S. Maksym Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Michaels. Maksym, Sr. of 106 Rockford Ave., was graduated from the Naval Air Reserve Training Unit at Memphis, Tenn. Maksym is a 1970 graduate of Proviso East High School, Maywood. It's Mohr vs Witt; 10 In Commissioner Race By Bob Haeger Mayor Earl R. Witt will face former mayor Howard R. Mohr for the top spot In Forest Park's 1971 village election. This was the picture as the deadline for filing passed with the smallest field of candidates in recent men- ory. 10 hopefuls, including one woman, have filed for the office of commissioner, thus eliminating the possibility that the Feb. 23rd primary election would not be necessary. Had the number been eight or less, officials say, there would be no voting until the runoff in April. Witt is completing his first term as mayor, having served the previous four years as Commissioner of Accounts and Finance. He resides at 235 Marengo Avenue and Is associated with Illinois Bell Telephone Company. Mohr, who is state senator for the 5th District, was mayor for one term beginning in. 1963. He declined to seek a second term in 1967 following his successful campaign for the Senate. He resides at 1103 Troost Avenue and is co-founder and president of a fuel oil and heating concern. Candidates for commissioner are: James H. Clark, 1400 Elgin; Jeremiah Curran, 7427 Dixon; John Hanley, 1127 Beloit; Patricia D. Hemstreet, 7516 Brown; Armand C. Ladouceur, 1039 Ferdinand; Edward R. Lambke, 7659 Wilcox; Charles R. Lelivelt, 838 Elgin; Friedhelm E. (Fred) Marunde, 117 Elgin; Santo A. Rizzo (incumbent), 819 Marengo; and James V. San.-:nne (incumbent), 544 Thomas. The February primary will have the effect of eliminating two of these candidates from the April ballot. In anticipation of a lively and interesting contest, the REVIEW will provide regular coverage of the news from all of the candidates. New Year Weekend Postal Service New Years Eve., Dec. 31 Window Service 8:00 a.m. to 12 Noon. Normal delivery and collection service provided. Closed New Years Day, Jan. 1 except special delivery service. Saturday, Jan. 2 - Window service 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. Normal delivery and collection service provided. Rizzo Seeks Second Term Santo (Sandy) Rizzo announces his candidacy for re-election in the 1971 Village Council Election. ''Sandy" has functioned as commissioner of Public Property during the past four years. He is a life-long resident of Forest Park, married and the father of two sons. Commissioner Rizzo states his justifiable pride in the many significant accomplishments of his department during the past four years. As a self-employed businessman, he has brought a new and unique vitality to Village Management. Candidate for Commissioner "I want to be an active participant in the much needed vitalization of the village of Forest Park and I need your help. To me, those who demand good government must work at accomplishing it." With these words Patricia Hemstreet officially opened her campaign for commissioner of Forest Park. Mrs. Hemstreet feels the Council Meetings should develop Into that honorable American tradition of the "Town Meeting", be a real focal point in the life of each citizen. A long time resident by choice, Pat has actively participated in many civic undertakings and dependably served as secretary to the Traffic and Safety board for the past four years. In this capacity her eyes were opened to the many avenues of approach toward Improving and vitalizing our town. As the mother of nine grown children, her stake in the future of Forest Park is an important one. "" '